Rolex is the world’s go-to watch for marking achievements and signifying success. Countless individuals over the years have received a Rolex timepiece as a symbol of an auspicious achievement or career landmark; however, very few of these watches have actually been given to these individuals by Rolex themselves. Since 1976, the Rolex datejust series replica watches UK Awards for Enterprise have honored individuals that have taken on new or ongoing projects that improve lives or preserve the world’s natural and cultural heritages. While the projects and causes span a great range of themes and disciplines, they share a commitment to expanding knowledge and improving life on this planet.
Winners of the award receive 100,000 Swiss francs, access to Rolex’s network of past and present recipients, and of course, a Rolex watch as a trophy.
In 1990, Argentinian surgeon, León Herszage was named the recipient of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise for his Anabiosis: Success in a Simple Experimental Model. Herszage was a highly respected authority in the medical industry, and a true pioneer in the emerging discipline of abdominal wall pathology and surgery. As one of the first doctors to report on the antiseptic applications of concentrated sucrose and the medicinal properties of honey, Herszage’s work has had a widespread impact on the medical industry. Additionally, Herszage is recognized as having revolutionized the world of surgery using local anesthesia.
When the Rolex Awards for Enterprise recognized León Herszage for his outstanding work with anabiosis (the temporary state of suspended animation or greatly reduced metabolism), the watch that he was given was a reference 16233 Rolex Datejust. The reference 16233 is the quintessential Rolex Datejust. Measuring 36mm in diameter, the Rolex Datejust 16233 series fake watch is crafted from stainless steel and 18 Karat yellow gold, and features a fluted bezel and Jubilee bracelet.
While the most recent incarnation of 36mm Rolex Datejust uses Rolex’s thicker, chunkier case and updated Jubilee bracelet, the Rolex Datejust 16233 follows the classic design with thinner lugs and hollow gold center links.
Although the Rolex Datejust 16233 stainless steel bezel replica watches adheres to the classic Datejust design in terms of aesthetics, it does feature a couple of key technological advancements that allow it to function on par with Rolex’s present-day Datejust offerings. While vintage Rolex references present an unprecedented level of history and collectability, they often lack the modern features that ultimately enhance practicality and ease of ownership – such as a quick-set date function.